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The working week in the UAE Working Week

In your home country, chances are you will have been used to working Monday to Friday. However, the working week in the UAE for both private and public sectors runs from Sunday to Thursday. Under the Labour Law only Friday is an official day off, which means many private companies do actually work 6 (or 5 and a half) days a week, only taking Friday off.

What about hours?

According to the UAE Labour Law, the maximum working hours in Dubai is eight hours a day, or 48 hours per week. If you’re working in hotels and restaurants though, the hours are likely to be 9 hours a day.

How many day annual leave?

Annual leave is normally 22 working days, or 30 calendar days.

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